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Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officialsFacilitation payments, also known as facilitating or grease payments, are generally small...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 12th Jan
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This Practice Note explains the main fitness to practise hearing before the Health and Care Professions Tribunal (HCPT). It deals with preparation for...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 12th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been altered to assist in the management of the...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Hancox of Nicholas Hancox Solicitors Ltd and Alistair Frew of Lodders LLP 12th Jan
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The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the offences under section 1, 2 and 6 of the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010). It...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 12th Jan
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This Practice Note examines agreements entered into under sections 38 and 278 of the Highways Act 1980, considering the obligations they impose and,...
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9th Nov
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The introduction of trial by a single justice was a response to a belief, on the part of the government, that the use of two or three justices to deal...
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Produced in partnership with Quinton Newcomb of Fulcrum Chambers 12th Jan
Practice notes
When is a contract a void contract?A void contract is one that is wholly lacking in legal effect. A contract will be void where:•the parties contract...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers what damages may be available as remedy for claims in tort, including negligence claims.For general guidance on damages,...
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Produced in partnership with Lina Mattsson of Hardwicke Chambers 12th Jan
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When a public body receives a claim form for judicial review, the first step is to consider whether the claim has been brought in time. For further...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 12th Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note provides an overview of contract expiry and of the different causes of termination and ways to discharge a contract, including...
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9th Nov
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The termination of a contract by reason of one party’s breach of contract arises as follows:•one party to the contract is in breach of contract•the...
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9th Nov
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There can be only one lease at a time giving a right to possession and occupation of property. Consequently, if a landlord subsequently grants a lease...
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9th Nov
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A civil recovery order (CRO) is an order available to recover the proceeds of crime through action in the High Court, rather than the criminal court,...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been altered to assist in the management of the...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Hancox of Nicholas Hancox Solicitors Ltd and Alistair Frew of Lodders LLP 12th Jan
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[On headed paper][insert date][Address of tenderer provided in request for clarification]Dear [[insert contact name of tenderer] OR [insert contact...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Ware of Browne Jacobson 12th Jan
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Background to semiconductorsA semiconductor is essentially any material which has electrical conductivity and can thus either conduct, or conversely,...
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Produced in partnership with Greg Burke of RPC, Paul Joseph of RPC and Sophie Tuson of RPC 12th Jan

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The most commonly referred to definition of ‘affordable home ownership’ is set out in Annex 2 (b–d) of the National Planning Policy Framework...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Long of Hackney Community Law Centre 16th Jan
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Through shared ownership (SO) the purchaser buys a share of the property and pays rent on the remainder. Additional shares can be bought and the...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Long of Hackney Community Law Centre 16th Jan
Practice notes
What is the Right to acquire?The Right to acquire (RTA) gives eligible housing association tenants a statutory right to buy the freehold or long...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Long of Hackney Community Law Centre 16th Jan
Practice notes
Scope of the right to buyEnglandThe Right to Buy (RTB) scheme operates in England under provisions in the Housing Act 1985. WalesThe RTB (including...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Long of Hackney Community Law Centre 16th Jan
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Starter homes policy2014 starter homes consultationIn December 2014 the government first announced its intention to launch a new starter homes scheme,...
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15th Jan
Q&As
Before conveyance of the property, the landlord is likely to have to repair damage to the structure, exterior and some installations and common parts...
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Produced in partnership with Josephine Henderson of Five Paper Buildings 8th Jan
Q&As
The right to buy (RTB) scheme enables eligible council and housing association tenants to buy their home at a discount. The maximum amount of discount...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
Q&As
The right to buyThe Housing Act 1985 (HA 1985) grants secure tenants the right in certain circumstances to acquire the freehold of a house they live...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Campbell of Field Court Chambers 8th Jan
Q&As
What is a local authority?A local authority (LA) is the general term we use to describe an administrative body in local government.The term ‘local...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth England of Five Paper 8th Jan
Q&As
For the purposes of this Q&A we have focused on the nature and extent of the provision of section 178 of the Housing Act 1985 (HA 1985) which applies...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth England of 42 Bedford Row 8th Jan
Q&As
Secure or flexible tenants have the ‘right to buy’ their homes at a discount after they have spent a specified time as a public sector tenant. This is...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth England of 42 Bedford Row 8th Jan
Q&As
In this Q&A we refer to ‘disposal’ as the transfer of the freehold interest, or to the granting of an option to acquire the same (and does not refer...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Long of Hackney Community Law Centre 8th Jan
Practice notes
This tracker is intended to be used to track key developments, legislation, guidance, parliamentary briefing notes and other sources of interest...
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7th Jan
Q&As
Exercising the right to buy (RTB)If a tenant seeks the right to buy (RTB), they must serve notice on the landlord in the prescribed form (Form RTB1 in...
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7th Dec

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